VIDEO: Seminoles Heading Back To College World Series After 19-0 Drubbing of Sam Houston State
By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com Senior Writer // June 12, 2017
Semilnoles 22nd trip to CWS, first since 2012
ABOVE VIDEO: A lead-off home run by Taylor Walls fueled a 19-0 win against Sam Houston State to send Florida State back to the College World Series.
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – For a brief second late Sunday night, it looked like Mike Martin might not say it. That maybe he had forgotten.
No one would have blamed him if he had. Martin was 23 minutes into a press conference that followed a game that, due to a seven-and-a-half-hour weather delay, was nearly 12 hours in the making.
But after thanking Florida State’s support staff and tournament coordinators and media relations department and even the media members themselves, Martin paused, smiled and after a quick “By the way,” said the words the he loves to say the most:
“We’re going to Omaha, baby!”
ABOVE VIDEO: Florida State manager Mike Martin is indeed emotional following his teams Super Regional, 19-0 win, that sends his Seminoles back to Omaha for the first time since 2012.
Yes, they are, by virtue of a 19-0 victory over Sam Houston State in Game 2 of the NCAA Tallahassee Super Regional – a game that lacked for drama across each individual inning but, received in the sum of its parts, was the most important and likely most cathartic of any during the last five years.
It was plain to see as the Seminoles poured out of their dugout once the final out had been recorded, with chants of “O-ma-ha” raining down and a mob of garnet and gold gathered at the pitcher’s mound.
It was on the face of FSU assistants Mike Martin Jr. and Mike Bell, who wore ear-to-ear grins as they hugged family members rushing onto the field.
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